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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 151 - Wednesday, 13th June 2007
White Lion Real Ale and Cider Festival
June 22nd - June 24th
the success of last year's event, The White Lion, Wilton
are holding their second Real Ale and Cider Festival over
Midsummer weekend. There will be a choice of twelve real
ales available and six different ciders, including local
Broome Farm cider.
full White Lion menu will be available throughout the weekend,
together with a barbecue, however, table reservations are
essential. There will be seven performances of live music
provided by The River Gypsies on Friday evening, Jocelyn,
back by popular demand, the amazing Will Killeen and local
duo Little Sister on Saturday. On Sunday the fantastic jazz
outfit The Cliveden Set will entertain you, after which
there will be a selection of songs sung by Gareth Wigg and
an outstanding finale by very popular local band The Zebras.
is free, however donations to The White Lion's favourite
charity, the Macmillan Renton Appeal will be most welcome.
Jacqui and Dave and the rest of the team look forward to
seeing you there.
happening in Ross this week
you are looking for something to do this evening, Wednesday
13th June, there are a couple of events which may be of
interest to you.
Lions Club is holding a charity quiz at Ross Conservative
Club which will begin at 7:30 pm. Entrance is £2.00
per person and there are prizes to be won, including a prize
for the most amusing team name. Why not go along and join
in the fun whilst helping to raise money for charity?
those interested in the paranormal, a spiritual evening
is to be held at The Old Court Hotel, Whitchurch. This event
also begins at 7:30 PM If you prefer a night in front of
the television, Broome Farm, Peterstow is featured in BBC2's
Natural World programme 'The Voices of the Wye Valley' to
be screened at 9 PM
Saturday morning at Ross Baptist Church a jumble sale is
being held to raise money for the Seamens' Mission. If you
want to find yourself a bargain, this event begins at 10
Saturday evening from 9 PM local, talented young rock band,
Hazy Ray will be performing at The Prince of Wales. This
band are very good and are building up quite a following.
Town Band performed at the bandstand last Sunday afternoon
and all those who attended enjoyed the music whilst relaxing
in the sunshine with a picnic. Ross Town Council have funded
a series of concerts by various brass bands to take place
throughout the summer for your entertainment. They make
no charge for the concerts, however, collections are made
for local charities. This week the Sunday afternoon entertainment
will be provided by The Metz Big Band.
Del's a Diamond Geezer
by Tina Jones
goes without saying that I love karaoke, so nobody was more
delighted than me when manager of The
Plough, Del said he was holding a karaoke night
at the pub last Saturday. Del and Chris are a fun loving
pair and many people turned up to join in with the singing
or just to take the mickey out of those who had over inebriated
their vocal chords.
Del has a great voice. He sings Neil Diamond songs even
better than Neil Diamond and there were a few budding Elvises
around, amongst others. I just sang my usual 'Crazy' (I'm
not quite sure whether it is the song or just the title
I have an affinity with) and then 'Stand by your man'.
meeting up with a few friends and a quick dance with Rita
we left but not before Alan was asked to take a photograph
of Jan Jenkins and Deana Wooles trying to take the rise
out of Ray.
for a great time Del. Let us know when you're having the
next one and I'll do my best to be there.
the Diamond. Ref: DSC_0889
Jones. Ref: DSC_7607
Tina dancing, but at a different venue from the usual. Ref: DSC_7613
Deana Wooles, Jan and Ray Jenkins. Ref: DSC_7622
Lions Zone Games Success
coming through earlier rounds in the 2006/7 Lions local
Zone Games, the Ross Lions Club competed in the finals of
the skittles and darts this week at Elwood Sports Club in
the Forest of Dean. Knocking out Chepstow and Severn Dean
Lions in earlier rounds, Ross came up against the Forest
of Dean in the Skittles and Monmouth in the Darts on finals
the help of their wives the Ross Lions came through successfully
winning both events in hard fought matches. It was the fourth
time in a row that the Ross Club had won the skittles cup
but the darts cup had eluded them for some time. They made
up for it this time, however.
Lions Zone Chairman, Peter Radley, congratulated the club
on their success and presented the Darts Cup to Lion Keith
Wilding and the Skittles Cup to Lion Andrew Lerigo.
Lions winning darts team.
Lions winning skittles team.
Mercia teams up with Dwr Cymru Welsh Water
Mercia Constabulary is working with Dwr Cymru Welsh Water
in its fight to crack down on the career criminal distraction
burglars who make a living preying on the vulnerable and
elderly living in Herefordshire. Distraction
burglary is a devastating and despicable crime, which in
many cases leaves victims without their life savings and
treasured personal possessions. Distraction burglars will
use any means of deception to con their way into people's
the most common deception that distraction burglars are
using is pretending to be from the water board. West Mercia
has teamed up with Dwr Cymru Welsh Water to raise awareness
about this deception and to give advice about how people
can avoid being a victim of a distraction burglary.
Inspector Adrian Todd said: "It is important that residents
realize and remember that there is no such thing as the
water board. If people work for a water company it will
have a specific name and all this information will be on
the caller's identity card. The force is working hard, through
it's Knock Knock campaign, to raise awareness about the
security measures people should take before they let anyone
into their home or allow them to do maintenance work.
crime prevention leaflet has been produced, which gives
people more advice about what they can do to keep themselves
safe. "People should not be afraid to ask callers for identification.
If they are not convinced the caller is genuine they should
call and check with the company concerned. A legitimate
caller will not mind waiting outside while you check their
identification our properly. If you are in any doubt do
not let them into your home."
help combat distraction burglary Dwr Cymru Welsh Water has
created a special Bogus Callers Hotline to verify the identity
of their representatives. Customers can also contact Dwr
Cymru Welsh Water to have a password assigned to them. When
a Dwr Cymru Welsh Water representative calls at their house,
the customer asks the representative what the password is.
The representative then calls a control centre to obtain
the password and relays it back to the customer.
Cymru Welsh Water head of communications Sally Gronow said:
"There have been several bogus caller incidents in our area
recently, so it's important to remind customers of the dangers.
Before opening the door to strangers, it's important to
check that they are genuine. If you have any doubts - then
keep them out. All our staff carry identity cards, which
shows our Bogus Caller Helpline number, and should be asked
to show them when they call. If any customer wants to verify
the identity of the caller, please ring the Helpline on
0800 281 141.
also operate a password system through our Additional Services
Register, which can help protect our more vulnerable customers.
It is a very effective, yet simple system, whereby a customer
can choose a password and it will be given only to those
of our staff who need to visit. The victims of this despicable
crime are usually of a generation that always left their
front door open. It is a generation that is willing to trust
an official looking person and bogus callers prey on that,"
the following advice in mind, it could help to reduce the
chance of a distraction burglary happening to you or in
keep large sums of money in your home.
an eye on people calling in the area or acting suspiciously.
vulnerable neighbours to keep their door on a chain and
to check a caller's identity card carefully.
your instincts - if you have any doubt about a caller's
identity don't let them in.
08457 444888 to provide information to the police about
suspicious people, activity or vehicles however insignificant
it may seem.
a distraction burglary has taken place or been attempted,
encourage the victim to report it as quickly as possible.
further information about preventing distraction burglaries
and West Mercia' Knock Knock campaign please visit the force
website www.westmercia.police.uk. Anyone interested in obtaining
an 'In doubt? - Keep them out!' leaflet or requiring an
Additional Services Pack to register for the password scheme
can call the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water freephone publications
helpline number on 0800 052 0138.
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